Give People Money

How Universal Basic Income could change the Future — for the Rich, the Poor, and Everyone in Between

 This is an in-depth look at how a Universal Basic Income system would not only work, but could be absolutely necessary.  Studies included are the the decline of the automobile industry and the current minimum wage economy.
Imagine what you would do if you received a $1000 check every month to do with what you will.  Now imagine what the family of four next door who is only one paycheck away from homelessness would do.  Imagine what the rich person living up on the hill could do.  Imagine not having to rely on a broken welfare and social security system.  Imagine people finding work they love instead of work they need to barely scrape by.  Imagine donating that $1000 to your favorite charitable organization.  Imagine…imagine…imagine…The possibilities are endless.
Okay, I went off on a tangent there, but seriously…if you’ve ever wondered how a UBI system could work, this is an informative view.  Extensive bibliography included.
I received this book through First To Read in exchange for an honest review.  5/5 stars.
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Contemporary Sand Sculpture

Charming story of how the author became a sand sculptor, creating art that would last for only a brief moment in time.  Includes profiles of many other sand sculptors and filled with photographs of outstanding works.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
5/5 stars.  The photographs alone would have made this an amazing book, the text is a bonus.

Heavy Duty Sewing

Making Backpacks and Other Stuff

A great place to start if you have never sewn on heavy duty fabrics.  Conversion charts are included as well as a guide to materials and equipment.  Patterns are included for many useful projects.  Illustrations are simple/minimal but effective.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4/5 stars.  Would have given 5 if the book had been more aesthetically pleasing.

Spark

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by Lauren Tyler

An extremely short but incredibly inpiring guide to getting off your butt and doing what you love!

I received this book as part of a LibraryThing Member Giveaway in exchange for an honet review.

5/5 stars.

Bliss or Bust

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This compilation of positive and uplifting messages is something you might want to hang on to for future reference.  Anytime you are feeling down or out of sorts, listening to this audiobook can realign you with your purpose in life.  It will help you to determine whether you are operating from the perspective of love or the perspective of fear.

Narration is pleasant and soothing as well.

I received this book through an Audiobook Boom! giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

4/5 stars.

Feng Shui

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  • By: Kim Chow
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-25-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Kim Chow

This is more a lesson on the history of and different sources of information regarding Feng Shui rather than a comprehensive guide to using the practice.  There are a few tips covering several different areas of your home and life that one could find useful.

Narration is a tad robotic and off-putting, and doesn’t fit well with the subject.

I received this book in and Audiobook Boom giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Tell Me More

by Kelly Corrigan

In a series of extremely personal and revealing essays, Kelly takes us through a series of phrases that have become essential to improving and sustaining her relationships.  We could all take a lesson from this author’s introspection and willingness to learn from challenges and opportunities for growth.tell me more.jpg

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.